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40 Arrangements for Beginning Pianists

By Gayle Kowalchyk

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Piano - Elementary
40 Arrangements for Beginning Pianists. Arranged by Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster. Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Book. 80 pages. Alfred Music #00-39385. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39385).

Item Number: AP.39385

ISBN 0739090690. English.

This first book of solos includes favorite folk songs, classical arrangements, hymns, Christmas carols and patriotic songs. Written on the grand staff, melodies for the pieces are divided between the hands. All pieces include an optional duet part for parents or the teacher. If students are unfamiliar with the rhythmic notation, the rhythms can be quickly leaned by rote. Students can begin to play favorites after only a few weeks of study.

  • Yankee Doodle Boy 
  • Folk Songs 
  • Bingo 
  • Brother John 
  • Lazy Mary 
  • London Bridge 
  • The Mulberry Bush 
  • Pop! Goes the Weasel 
  • She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain 
  • Song of the Volga Boatmen 
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star 
  • Bridal Chorus 
  • The Can-Can 
  • Lullaby 
  • March Slav 
  • Ode to Joy 
  • Theme from "Surprise" Symphony 
  • Turkish March 
  • William Tell Overture 
  • Hymns 
  • Abide with Me 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • The B-I-B-L-E 
  • Fairest Lord Jesus 
  • Faith of Our Fathers 
  • Jesus Loves Me 
  • Jesus Loves The Little Children 
  • Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow 
  • Praise Him, All Ye Little Children 
  • Christmas Carols 
  • Away In A Manger 
  • Good King Wenceslas 
  • Jingle Bells  
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 
  • Silent Night 
  • Up on the Housetop 
  • We Three Kings Of Orient Are 
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas 
  • America 
  • America, the Beautiful 
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic 
  • The Caisson Song 
  • Yankee Doodle 

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